Send OneNote pages to email, blogs, even mobile phones

OneNote 2010 builds on past versions to offer more flexibilty in letting your access and share the notes and articles you jot down or type up. For most of your sharing options, go to the File menu and select Send: E-mail Page will put your selected page directly into an Outlook 2010 message. E-mail page…

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Mastering tabs in Excel

If you store data on multiple sheets (or tabs), you may have noticed you can drag then into a different order. But did you know you can duplicate them, color them, and even quickly move them to a different document? To copy a tab, select it, right click and choose Move or Copy: Now select…

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Participate in ‘Clean Out Your Inbox Week’

Taking control of your Inbox is a perennial topic, one that we’ve addressed several times with our Inbox bootcamp and New Year’s clean-up resolution. MSNBC has a fresh take on how to deal with your overflowing inbox and calls for workers to take part in “Clean Out Your Inbox Week.” Productivity experts suggest you commit…

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Speed up common browsing tasks with Accelerators

Copy. Change windows. Paste. Click. Repeat. Most of us follow this familiar routine hundreds of times a week, just to perform some common online task—such as looking up the meaning of an unfamiliar term or emailing helpful content to a colleague. It’s almost automatic, if a little tedious. Wouldn’t it be lovely to speed things…

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Formula Watch: Turn off rounding with TRUNC

If you work with currency, you may have noticed that the default behavior in Excel is to round up cents. This may work in most situations, but if you ever want to truncate the value without rounding, you’ll want to use the TRUNC function. For instance, let’s say you are dividing a $119.99 subscription service…

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Present to a remote audience over the Internet with PowerPoint 2010

If you want to let remote team members watch your presentation, PowerPoint 2010 has a great feature for you. All they need to view your slideshow is Internet access, a Live ID (or account on another supported presentation service), and the latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari for Mac. Here’s how it works:…

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Add impact to your Word documents with Text Effects

Have you ever noticed that glowing button on your ribbon in Word 2010? It’s the gateway to a number of Text Effects that you can use to dress up your documents: Let’s say you’re making a flier for the company picnic. A nice bright sunny theme might brighten things up! Select a suitable style (like…

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Dress up your Excel documents with headings

Excel can be used for just about anything—lists, charts, tables, and more—but if you plan on printing or sharing your masterpiece, you’re going to want to dress it up and label things for others. Neatness counts! One of the quickest ways to improve any Excel document is to add a heading across the top and…

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Whom do you trust? Internet Explorer can help you decide

Like it or not, wariness is the watchword in cyberspace these days. There are just too many pranksters and other undesirable types who want our personal information, our money, or perhaps our signature on a Florida swampland deed of sale. Maybe all three. So, yes, be careful—but remember, the good guys widely outnumber the not…

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A quicker way to fill down in Excel

For those of you familiar with the double-click trick in Excel, there’s a faster way that is very effective particularly when duplicating text down one or more rows. A colleague of mine uses it when localizing text strings that are stored in Excel; he organizes his document so that all of the same languages are…

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